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A document provided under the Freedom of Information Act reveals that the Pfizer vaccine causes miscarriage and stillbirths.

There are no links between miscarriages or stillbirths and COVID-19 vaccines. The alleged document is not authentic.

An Instagram user has cited a screenshot of a news article by LifeSiteNews, which states: "FOIA docs reveal that hte Pfizer shot caused an avalanche of miscarriages, stillborn babies." However, this claim is baseless. There is no evidence that Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines caused miscarriages and stillbirths.

The LifeSiteNews article adds that Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency, a group of scientists, submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request asking Pfizer to share the data from their COVID-19 vaccine trials used in the approval of their vaccine. The FDA denied the FOI request, and a lawsuit was filed in response.

Linking to this lawsuit, LifeSiteNews posted a document stating that it was handed to Pfizer, which described events reported to the company until February 2021. However, there is no credibility behind the data provided by LifeSiteNews. The document does not appear to be legitimate. According to a Reuters article, the argument on releasing the data is still ongoing.

Furthermore, on January 07, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study that included more than 40,000 pregnant women. They concluded that COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy were not associated with preterm delivery or underweight newborns and recommended COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women, recently pregnant or lactating women, who plan to become pregnant.

Additionally, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study found no evidence of a risk in early pregnancy after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Public health administrators have advised pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

There is no available data to support the claim that Pfizer vaccines caused stillbirths. According to the American Medical Association, no safety concerns have been reported. As of September 2021, approximately160,000 pregnant women have had a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and haven't experienced any unexpected maternal or fetal adverse reactions. The claim is false.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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